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CONTRARIAN VIEW: WHAT SHOULD KODAVAS (COORGS) FIGHT FOR?

C By M.M. Thimmaiah* “What should Kodavas fight for?” is a question typical of a community stranded at the crossroads of their socio-cultural journey. The question can also be rephrased as, “Which road should Kodavas take?” One road will take them towards reaffirmation of their cultural identity and clinging to their roots in Coorg. In […]

KODAVA THAKK (COORG LANGUAGE): FLAVOUR OF THE SEASON

By P.T. Bopanna By a happy coincidence, Kodava language has been the flavour of the season this January. It began with the news that Pattole Palame, the monumental work by Nadikerianda Chinnappa, covering Kodava culture, folksongs and traditions, had completed 100 years. This was followed by an illuminating article by researchers Boverianda Chinnappa and Nanjamma […]

KODAGU’S PRIDE: COORG INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (CIT)

K By P.T. Bopanna Just like two Indias, there are two Kodagus (Coorg) in Karnataka. One comprises of backward-looking bunch of Kodavas (Coorgs) who think they can protect their culture by issuing fatwas. Another set of Kodavas are forward-looking and believe that education is key to the progress of the community. It was on account […]

WELCOME TO MY NEW WEBSITE WWW.KODAVAS.IN

By P.T. Bopanna* I have launched my new website www.kodavas.in to preserve Kodava culture. The website features the unique culture of the Kodavas (Coorgs) who belong to Kodagu (Coorg) district in Karnataka. I put together my first website www.coorgtourisminfo.com way back in 2005. Besides the flagship website, I have also promoted five more Coorg-centric websites. […]